• Lamb Koftas:
  • 400g lean lamb mince
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp Gregg's Ground Cumin
  • 1½ tsp Gregg's Ground Coriander
  • 8 wooden kebab skewers, soaked in cold water*

  • Pearl Couscous Salad:
  • 1 cup pearl couscous
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • ½ cup chopped dried apricots
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • Cucumber and Mint Yoghurt Dressing:
  • ½ small Lebanese cucumber
  • ½ cup unsweetened natural Greek yoghurt
  • 2 Tbsp chopped mint leaves
  1. To make the Lamb Koftas: Mix together lamb mince, parsley, garlic, Gregg's Ground Cumin and Gregg's Ground Coriander. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Divide the mixture into 8 balls. Form each ball around the pointed end of a skewer. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. To make the Pearl Couscous Salad: Add the couscous to a large pot of lightly salted boiling water. Reduce heat and cook for 7–8 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the couscous is just tender. Drain. Rinse with cold water and drain again. Allow to cool. Mix through the almonds, apricots and parsley. Season to taste. Set aside.
  4. To make the Cucumber and Mint Yoghurt Dressing: Grate the cucumber and place in a bowl lined with paper towel to absorb any water from the cucumber. Squeeze out any excess. Mix together yoghurt, mint and grated cucumber.
  5. Heat the BBQ to a medium temperature and cook the koftas for 6–8 minutes or until browned and cooked through.
  6. Serve the koftas on the Pearl Couscous Salad. Serve with a dollop of Cucumber and Mint Yoghurt Dressing. Garnish with mint leaves if wished.

Top Tips

  • Koftas make great nibbles with drinks. Make them smaller and serve with the Cucumber and Mint Yoghurt Dressing.
  • Remove the cooked koftas from the skewers and put into pita pockets, fill with your favourite salad ingredients and add a good dollop of the Cucumber and Mint Yoghurt Dressing.
  • *Soak the kebab skewers in cold water for at least 15 minutes to avoid them burning during cooking.

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Reviews (10)

acfleet@kinect.co.nz's Review | Rating

Very tasty! I made them with beef and normal greek yoghurt and it definately worked. These were just with things I already had in the house. Even my partner was very impressed!!

Roleen Pienaar's Review | Rating

I thought this was great!! I am a new cook and found this easy to follow and very yummy!!

lconnor@slingshot.co.nz's Review | Rating

Both the kofta and the couscous were delicious! In fact the couscous is SO delicious that it's now a favourite salad for special occasions.

Justine Howarth's Review | Rating

Love them!

Jessie MacNeil's Review | Rating

I made this for my mother for dinner tonight. She said it was 'delish!'

Certainly recommend.

Jacqueline Long's Review | Rating

Easy, tasty and my three year old enjoyed helping to make it. My personal taste requires more flavour in the koftas but it was great for both our kids. I used plain greek yoghurt for a more authentic flavour too. The cous cous was excellent - we all loved the crunch of the roasted almond slivers in combo with the apricots. I'll definitely make it again. :)

Rach Bell's Review | Rating

Yum yum yum yum yum!!!

keita sides's Review | Rating

Made for 2 fussy boys and 1 fussy man and it was gone! Success!

Cara Erasmus's Rating
Odette's Review | Rating

Delicious.
Goes well with a Greek Salas